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Grindhouse Releasing Announces I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray!

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Grindhouse Releasing, the award-winning “Criterion of cult movie labels”, has set a Nov. 22 street date for the new deluxe Blu-ray edition of David E. Durston’s gruesome and graphically violent 1971 horror favorite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. It’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD meets the Manson Family in this gore-drenched tale of LSD-crazed hippies who go on a murderous rampage through a small town after consuming rabies-injected meat pies!

Grindhouse Releasing’s deluxe 2-disc Blu-ray set not only presents the ultra-violent, uncensored director’s cut of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD in a new hi-def transfer but also includes two more vintage exploitation films in their HD debut: Del Tenney’s I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) and Durston’s long-unseen, X-rated psychedelic shocker BLUE SEXTET (1969). Packed with new bonus features not seen on Grindhouse Releasing’s 2002 DVD release, the I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is the ultimate edition of a notorious “Blood Horror” classic.

The first film to be rated X for violence, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD was a huge-grossing hit at drive-ins and “grindhouse” theaters but was severely censored during its original release.

Grindhouse Releasing’s uncut, restored version of I DRINK YOUR BLOOD recently debuted in New York and Los Angeles and is now playing theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

“I DRINK YOUR BLOOD is one of the most infamous movies in the history of exploitation films,” says Grindhouse Releasing co-founder Bob Murawski. “Rescuing this lost gem was one of our most important achievements. And being able to finally unite I DRINK YOUR BLOOD with its legendary co-feature I EAT YOUR SKIN, both fully remastered in stunning HD for the very first time, takes that accomplishment one step further. We’ve spent almost a decade working on this release, and I feel it’s our finest yet. I’m also thrilled that so many theaters are playing I DRINK YOUR BLOOD. We’ve been trying to make this happen for years and have finally succeeded. Seeing this movie on the big screen with an audience is a mind-blowing experience. No self-respecting horror fan should miss this rare opportunity.”

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD stars Bhaskar, John Damon, and cult superstar Lynn Lowry (George A. Romero’s THE CRAZIES, David Cronenberg’s THEY CAME FROM WITHIN, and Paul Schrader’s THE CAT PEOPLE).

A limited run of 3,000 copies of the Blu-ray will include the official “I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Horror Hypo” – an actual syringe that fans can use to infect their friends with rabies! Supplies of the Horror Hypo are not expected to last long, so fans should pre-order from DiabolikDVD.com to get the best shot at receiving one!

The I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray is now available for pre-order exclusively at DiabolikDVD.com – click this link to reserve your copy!

Upcoming I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Screening Dates:

9/23 & 10/1 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL
9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ
10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA – with I EAT YOUR SKIN
10/7 – 13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/14 & 15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI
10/14 & 15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX
10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
10/20 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
10/22 & 23 – Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/23 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 – Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
10/27 – Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
10/28 – Film Scene, Iowa City, IA
10/28 – Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA
10/28 & 29 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland, OH
10/28. 29 & 30 – Screenland Tapcade, Kansas City, MO
10/31 – Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA
11/16 – Abertoir Film Festival, Wales
12/3 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Blu-ray Specs:

– Spectacular new HD restoration of the original UNCENSORED DIRECTOR’S CUT
– 4 controversial deleted scenes including the original blood-drenched ending deemed too disturbing for ’70s audiences!
– Provocative audio commentary by director David Durston and star Bhaskar
– Newly recorded audio commentary by stars Jack Damon and Tyde Kierney
– Revealing on-camera interviews with stars Lynn Lowry, Tyde Kierney and Jack Damon
– New in-depth interview with director David Durston
– The original theatrical trailer and radio spots
– Extensive gallery of stills and poster art
– Rare and shocking film of Bhaskar performing THE EVIL KING COBRA DANCE
– TWO BONUS CO-FEATURES –
I EAT YOUR SKIN (1964) – presented for the very first time in HD
+ exclusive interview with 2nd unit director William Grefe
BLUE SEXTET (1969) – David Durston’s long-lost X-rated psychedelic shocker – presented for the very first time on home video!
– Liner notes by David Szulkin (WES CRAVEN’S LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT: THE MAKING OF A CULT CLASSIC)
– Beautiful embossed slipcover
– BONUS – I DRINK YOUR BLOOD HORROR HYPO – Inject your friends with rabies! – limited to the first 3000 copies!
– PLUS OTHER SURPRISES!

For theatrical bookings and publicity contact info@grindhousereleasing.com.

I DRINK YOUR BLOOD Returns To Theaters!

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Grindhouse Releasing is bringing David E. Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD back to theaters, in an uncut and uncensored 45th anniversary release!

It’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD meets Charlie Manson in this gore-drenched 1971 drive-in classic. After consuming rabies-infected meat pies, an LSD-addicted hippie cult goes on a vicious murdering rampage! Heavily censored since its original release, this infamous landmark of cinematic brutality is being presented in all its blood-splattered glory.

‘I DRINK YOUR BLOOD’ 45TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING DATES

9/2 –4  – Landmark Sunshine, New York, NY
9/9 – Landmark Nuart, Los Angeles, CA
9/9 & 10 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN
9/16 & 17 – Coolidge Corner, Boston, MA
9/16 & 17 – Moolah Theatre, St Louis, MO
9/17 – Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN
9/23 & 10/1 – Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle, WA
9/24 – Midway Drive-In, Dixon, IL
9/30 – Filmbar, Phoenix, AZ
10/1 – Alamo Drafthouse, Omaha, NE
10/4 – Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY
10/5 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston, TX
10/7 – Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA
10/7 – 13 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA
10/14 & 15 – Landmark Main Art, Detroit, MI
10/14 & 15– Landmark Inwood, Dallas, TX
10/14 – 16 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
10/19 – Alamo Drafthouse, Lubbock, TX
10/20 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO
10/22 – Landmark Uptown, Minneapolis, MN
10/22 & 23 – Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa, ON
10/23 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA
10/27 – Royal Cinema, Toronto, ON
10/27 – Sun Ray Cinema, Jacksonville, FL
10/28 – Film Scene, Iowa City, IA
10/28 & 29 – Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland, OH
10/28, 29 & 30 – Screenland Tapcade, Kansas City, MO
10/29 – Alamo Drafthouse Mission, San Francisco, CA
10/31 –  Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL
11/12 – Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA 
11/16 – Abertoir Film Festival, Wales
12/3 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

Check out the Grindhouse Releasing screening calendar for more upcoming theatrical screenings of Sam Raimi’s EVIL DEAD, Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND and CAT IN THE BRAIN, Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, and more!

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Stay tuned to GrindhouseReleasing.com for more I DRINK YOUR BLOOD screening dates and Blu-ray news coming soon!

Update! Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN Screenings!

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We’ve added more screenings to our summer 2016 U.S. theatrical release of Lucio Fulci’s gore-drenched masterpiece CAT IN THE BRAIN!

Acclaimed Italian horror maestro Lucio Fulci, director of ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, stars in this blood-soaked epic as a director being driven insane by his own movies. Fulci is thrust into an ultra-violent nightmare of death and depravity where murder and madness consume his sanity in a vortex of violence.

Here’s where you can see the movie coming up! More theaters and dates coming soon; and pick up the deluxe 3-disc Blu-ray/CD set now at Amazon and Diabolik DVD!

7/15/2016 – Circle Cinema, Tulsa, OK

7/15/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/16/2016 – Circle Cinema, Tulsa, OK

7/16/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/17/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/18/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/19/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/20/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/21/2016 – Plaza Theatre, Atlanta, GA

7/22/2016 – Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH

7/23/2016 – Cinema Casualties / Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT

7/24/2016 – Metrograph, New York City, NY

7/26/2016 – Capitol Theatre, Cleveland, OH

7/29/2016 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

7/30/2016 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago, IL

7/31/2016 – PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA

8/5/2016 – Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR

8/6/2016 – Hollywood Theater, Portland, OR

8/26/2016 – Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA

8/31/2016 – Alamo Drafthouse, Littleton, CO

Grindhouse Releasing Update!

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As Bob Murawski and the team at Grindhouse Releasing are hard at work completing the upcoming Blu-ray releases including PIECES, I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, CAT IN THE BRAIN, and SCUM OF THE EARTH, the leading horror and exploitation film distributor is unleashing a nationwide series of theatrical screenings of Sam Raimi’s original EVIL DEAD in advance of the new ASH VS. EVIL DEAD series on Starz! Also screening in theaters this Halloween season from Grindhouse Releasing are Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Umberto Lenzi’s CANNIBAL FEROX, Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, and more!

10/3/2015 – EVIL DEAD, BeyondFest – Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA – with Bruce Campbell!

10/3/2015 – CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Mile High Horror Film Festival, Alamo Drafthouse Littleton, Littleton, CO

10/4/2015 – THE BEYOND, BeyondFest – Egyptian Theatre, Hollywood, CA – with Fabio Frizzi / Frizzi2Fulci Live!

10/9/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Moolah Theatre, St Louis, MO

10/9/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Elm Road Drive-In, Warren, OH

10/9/2015 – CANNIBAL FEROX, Skyline Drive-in, Shelbyville, IN – double feature with THE GREEN INFERNO!

10/9/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville, IL

10/10/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville, IL

10/10/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Moolah Theatre, St. Louis, MO

10/10/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Elm Road Drive-In, Warren, OH

10/10/2015 – CANNIBAL FEROX, Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN

10/10/2015 – CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, Donner Party Film Feast, Reno, NV

10/11/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Skyview Drive-In, Belleville, IL

10/15/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cinemagic Movies, Merrimack, NH

10/16/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Dixie Twin Drive-In, Dayton, OH

10/16/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Field of Dreams Drive-In, Tiffin, OH

10/17/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

10/17/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Dixie Twin Drive-In, Dayton, OH

10/17/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Field of Dreams Drive-In, Tiffin, OH

10/17/2015 – THE BEYOND, Nightlight Cinema, Akron, OH

10/18/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA – DCP

10/18/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Mainstreet, Kansas City, MO

10/19/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

10/20/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Central Cinema, Seattle, WA

10/22/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine Theatre, Athens, GA

10/23/2015- THE BEYOND, Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Indiana University Cinema, Indianapolis, IN

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Jacob Burns Film Center, Pleasantville, NY

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine Theatre, Athens, GA

10/23/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Lubbock, Lubbock, TX

10/24/2015 – THE BEYOND, Skyline Drive-In, Shelbyville, IN

10/24/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Manor Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

10/24/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine Theatre, Athens, GA

10/24/2015 – GRINDHOUSE RELEASING’S TRAILER APOCALYPSE, Coral Gables Art Cinema, Coral Gables, FL

10/24/2015 – PIECES, American Cinematheque – Aero Theatre, Los Angeles

10/24/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Vintage Park, Houston, TX

10/24/2015 – PIECES, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, ON

10/24/2015 – THE BEYOND, Carlton Cinema, Toronto, ON

10/25/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Cine, Athens, GA – DCP

10/25/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo One Loudoun, Ashburn, VA

10/25/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo S. Lamar, Austin, TX

10/26/2015 – THE BEYOND, Trylon, Minneapolis, MN

10/26/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Richardson, Richardson, TX

10/28/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo S. Lamar, Austin, TX

10/28/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Laredo, Laredo, TX

10/28/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Marketplace, New Braunfels, TX

10/29/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo S. Lamar, Austin, TX

10/30/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ

10/30/2015 – EVIL DEAD, State Theater, Traverse City, MI

10/30/2015 – EVIL DEAD, North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY

10/31/2015 – THE BEYOND, AFI Silver Cinema, Silver Spring, MD

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Loft Cinema, Tucson, AZ

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Castro Theatre, San Francisco, CA

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Alamo Drafthouse, Kalamazoo, MI

10/31/2015 – EVIL DEAD, North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY

11/1/2015 – THE BEYOND, AFI Silver Cinema, Silver Spring, MD

11/1/2015 – PIECES, Film Society of Lincoln Center, NYC, NY

11/5/2015 – THE BEYOND, AFI Silver Cinema. SIlver Spring, MD

11/6/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Landmark Esquire Theatre, Denver, CO

11/7/2015 – EVIL DEAD, Landmark Esquire Theatre, Denver, CO

11/8/2015 – AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/13/2015 – GRINDHOUSE RELEASING’S TRAILER APOCALYPSE, Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/14/2015 – THE BEYOND, Olympia Film Festival, Olympia, WA

11/24/2015 – I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

12/4/2015 – THE BEYOND, Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington, DC

12/5/2015 – CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, ArtsQuest Center, Bethlehem, PA

12/5/2015 – THE BEYOND, Landmark E Street Cinema, Washington, DC

Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE: It’s A Hit!

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This Easter, home video audiences are celebrating the miraculous resurrection of Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE, the long-lost follow up to the smash hit MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE! At last, the cult hit hailed as “a glorious masterpiece” (Detroit Metro Times) is here on home video!

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Legendary nightclub entertainer, crooner and “Mr. Palm Springs” Duke Mitchell stars in GONE WITH THE POPE as a gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope in exchange for the ransom of a dollar from every Catholic in the world! Duke Mitchell filmed GONE WITH THE POPE in 1975, but the movie was left unfinished at the time of his passing in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, SPIDER MAN 1, 2 & 3, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements. The result is the Holy Grail of Exploitation Cinema!

GONE WITH THE POPE played exclusively in 35mm at theaters and festivals around the globe for five years. The film has played repeatedly to an enthusiastic cult audience at the Quentin Tarantino-owned New Beverly Cinema in L.A. and the fantastic story of its unlikely rescue and restoration was featured in Variety, LA Weekly, Movieline, and the Los Angeles Times.

Now Grindhouse Releasing has at last answered years of worldwide demand for GONE WITH THE POPE on home video with a stunning deluxe Blu-ray/DVD set…and it’s a hit! Customers are already calling it the cult Blu-ray release of the year!

http://www.amazon.com/Gone-With-Pope-Blu-ray-Combo/dp/B00TA9VS6C

Available now, along with Grindhouse Releasing’s acclaimed, best-selling new Blu-ray editions of MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE is being hailed as a miracle by fans and critics alike!

“There’s miracle work, and then…well, there’s this Blu-ray disc. I cannot get over how phenomenal Gone with the Pope looks in high-def. The clarity and staggering level of detail outclass just about every last Blu-ray release I’ve come across, regardless of age, budget, or marquee value. An absolutely incredible effort…Gone with the Pope is one of a kind: crude, violent, offensive, unapologetic, deeper than it lets on, and a hell of a lot of fun. I doubt if there’s any other filmmaker, dead or alive, who could pull this off the way Duke Mitchell does. I defy anyone not to be floored by the complete package that Grindhouse has assembled here, one that’s twenty years in the making. The visual and aural presentation eclipse anything I ever could’ve dreamt possible for a lost production like this, and the sprawling selection of extras hammer home just how much of a labor of love this is. Highly Recommended.” – DVD Talk

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“Gone With The Pope is testament to how ambition and passion are always more important than a big budget or a famous cast. It’s a film like no other, an eighty-two minute barrage of ideas that are simultaneously insane and profound as Mitchell takes on the hypocrisy of organized religion without ever really writing off the spiritual side of life. It’s a skewed and strange vision to be sure but it’s relentlessly entertaining, as politically incorrect as they come and really just a wild ride all together. Grindhouse Releasing have rolled out the red carpet for the film, giving it the best possible presentation and jamming the disc with extras that are as interesting as they are comprehensive.” – Rock! Shock! Pop!

“Grindhouse Releasing kills it with this release of a long lost and unfinished film that will turn in to a classic piece of exploitation. A beautiful restoration job and lovingly packed with special features, GONE WITH THE POPE is a must own for any exploitation film fan!” – Celluloid Terror

“Grindhouse Releasing’s work here has resulted in one of their finest achieve­ments. They went beyond hon­or­ing a film’s legacy here: they actu­ally res­ur­rected, restored and fin­ished an aban­doned work. They really earned their tag as “the Criterion Collection of exploita­tion” with this impres­sive set.” – Schlockmania

“I’m happy to say that it was worth the wait. Gone with the Pope – as well as Grindhouse Releasing’s presentation of it – surpassed any expectation that I had. Very weird, very 70s, and very much the product of an individual who knew exactly what he wanted. It’s a shame that Duke Mitchell didn’t live long enough to see his work get the treatment that it is getting now, but he can rest easy know that it is in great hands and it looks f*cking amazing. Another indispensable release from Grindhouse Releasing.” – Paracinema

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GONE WITH THE POPE is continuing to run in 35mm in theaters. The movie was featured in the 2015 Boston Underground Film Festival and opens this Friday, April 10 at the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, OH. http://gatewayfilmcenter.com/gone-with-the-pope-35mm/

Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE will show in Portland at the Hollywood Theatre April 28. http://hollywoodtheatre.org/massacre-mafia-style/

Get the mind-blowing MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE Bluray/DVD here!

http://www.amazon.com/Massacre-Mafia-Style-Blu-ray-Combo/dp/B00R8O809O

Bob Murawski on the Restoration of GONE WITH THE POPE

Revisiting GONE WITH THE POPE, The Exploitation Jewel with an Unlikely Oscar Twist

About Grindhouse Releasing:

Grindhouse Releasing is a Hollywood-based film distribution company co-founded in 1996 by Sage Stallone and Academy Award-winning film editor Bob Murawski. Devoted to preserving, restoring and releasing the best in exploitation cinema, the label has earned the rep of “The Criterion Collection of cult” for its no-expense-spared restorations of such celebrated Italian horror films as Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Umberto Lenzi’s CANNIBAL FEROX, and Ruggero Deodato’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST. Through the Box Office Spectaculars imprint, Grindhouse has released David Durston’s I DRINK YOUR BLOOD, Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN, and J.P Simon’s chainsaw classic PIECES.

In recent hyears, Grndhouse Releading has entered the Blu-ray market with acclaimed special editions of Amos Sefer’s AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL,starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf,  Robert Hartford-Davies’ CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, Sergio Sollima’s THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, and the #1 best-seller CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST, starring Robert Kerman and Carl Gabriel Yorke. In 2015, Grindhouse Releasing won the Satellite Award for Outstanding Overall Blu-ray/DVD for its special edition of Frank Perry’s THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster, which includes the original documentary “The Story of THE SWIMMER” by Academy Award winning film editor Chris Innis (THE HURT LOCKER).

Grindhouse Releasing once again scored a #1 Amazon best-seller in 2015 with the lavish 3-disc Blu-ray/CD release of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, sure to top the list of the year’s best horror discs. MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and GONE WITH THE POPE are among the most long-anticipated titles in the Grindhouse Releasing catalog and the lvish Bu-ray/DVD sets are rapidly gaining acclaim as some of the studio’s finest work to date. Grindhouse Releasing is also the most active independent theatrical distributor of classic horror and exploitation films in the U.S., handling Sam Raimi’s original classic EVIL DEAD and other genre landmarks in addition to its own catalog of titles. Upcoming Blu-ray releases from Grindhouse include CANNIBAL FEROX, out May 12, and more to be announced soon!

For more about Grindhouse Releasing, visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com

Twitter: @GrindhouseFilm

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Grindhouse-Releasing/125392227536411

Theatrical bookings: info@grindhousereleasing.com

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Grindhouse Releasing Sets ‘Gone With the Pope’ Blu-ray/DVD Release!

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AT LAST! Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the legendary lost classic! 

Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE

2 DISC DELUXE EDITION – BLU-RAY + DVD COMBO

Street Date: March 24, 2015

Exclusive GONE WITH THE POPE Pre-Order from Diabolik DVD

I WANT A DOLLAR FROM EVERY CATHOLIC IN THE WORLD!

“A GLORIOUS MASTERPIECE!” 

– Jeff Meyers, Detroit Metro Times

An exemplary piece of exploitation entertainment”

– Louis Albo, Los Angeles Times

“Gloriously, hilariously offensive…an incredible hybrid, with Mitchell’s decidedly dated sensibility delivered in a modern, masterfully quick-cut package.”

-Karina Longworth, LA Weekly

“A far-out film…beautiful to look at, ridiculously entertaining!”

– Jeffrey Root, Film Radar

Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom.

Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements.

Grindhouse Releasing proudly presents the Holy Grail of exploitation cinema!

GONE WITH THE POPE has screened exclusively in cinemas since its sold-out Hollywood premiere in 2010. This home video debut follows Grindhouse Releasing’s Blu-ray/DVD release of Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE, now set to arrive Feb. 24 along with the company’s long-awaited Blu-ray edition of Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND.

Grindhouse Releasing will celebrate the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD releases of MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and GONE WITH THE POPE with a rare 35mm screening of both films Feb. 10 at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles.

Duke Mitchell’s MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE and GONE WITH THE POPE are two of the most long-awaited and requested titles in the Grindhouse Releasing home video catalog. Founded in 1996 and known as the Criterion of cult cinema,  Grindhouse Releasing has released Blu-ray editions of THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster, THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian, CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing, and AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf, The company scored a #1 best-selling hit in 2014 with its deluxe Blu-ray release of Ruggero Deodato’s notorious CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST.

Grindhouse Releasing is also one of the most prolific theatrical distributors of classic horror and exploitation films in the United States. THE BEYOND, CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST,  the midnight hit TRAILER APOCALYPSE and other Grindhouse Releasing titles are all making the rounds of of cinemas across the country now.  For theaters and dates, visit www.GrindhouseReleasing.com.

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Twitter: @GrindhouseFilm

GONE WITH THE POPE SPECIAL FEATURES

– Spectacular 2K digital restoration from the original 35mm camera negative

– Three stunning audio options – mono, stereo and 5.1 – mixed by Emmy award-winning mixer Marti Humphrey

– In-depth interviews with stars Jim LoBianco and John Murgia, cinematographer Peter Santoro, editors Bob Leighton and Robert Florio, and legendary exploitation producer/director Matt Cimber

– Footage from the 2010 Hollywood World Premiere

– Deleted scenes and bloopers

-Liner notes by acclaimed horror novelist John Skipp

-Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailer

-AND OTHER SURPRISES!

GONE WITH THE POPE Deluxe Edition © 2015 Grindhouse Releasing, Inc.

Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND Back in Theaters!

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Grindhouse Releasing is bringing Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND back to select theaters to celebrate the film’s upcoming U.S. Blu-ray debut. Don’t miss this chance to see Fulci’s masterpiece of supernatural horror on the big screen in glorious 35mm!

We’ll be adding more cities in the coming weeks! THE BEYOND arrives on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing Feb. 10, 2015 – for full details, click here.

THE BEYOND 2015 SCREENINGS

1/6/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Ritz, Austin, TX

1/8/2015 – Texas Theatre, Dallas

1/9/2015 – Texas Theatre, Dallas

1/23/2015 – Landmark Sunshine, NYC

1/24/2015 – Landmark Sunshine, NYC

2/9/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, Yonkers, NY

2/20/2015 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

2/21/2015 – Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

2/21/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston

2/27/2015 – Landmark Nuart, Los Angeles

3/18/2015 – Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock, Lubbock, TX

3/20/2015 – Northwest Nightmares, Vancouver BC

3/24/2015 – Hollywood Theatre, Portland, OR

3/27/2015 – Music Box Theatre, Chicago

4/17/2015 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

4/18/2015 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

4/19/2015 – Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH

…AND MORE CITIES TO BE ANNOUNCED!…E TU VIVRAI NEL TERRORE!

“Beautiful and brutal, a lushly cinematic expression of a haunted world. The film has a vital pulse, with scenes of terror that get under the skin.” -Gil Kenan, director of POLTERGEIST (2015)

“Unrelenting excitement… a truly original haunted house thriller.” -Tobe Hooper, director of POLTERGEIST (1982)

“One of the most frightening films I have ever seen.” -Kim Henkel, screenwriter of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

“A full-throttled supernatural splatter classic. A perfect 10!” – The Connoisseur’s Guide to the Contemporary Horror Film

“THE BEYOND does not disappoint.” -Roger Ebert

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Full Specs Revealed for THE BEYOND Blu-ray!

Grindhouse Releasing is proud to announce the full specs for Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND Blu-ray, in stores February 10, 2015 and now available for pre-order  exclusively at Diabolik DVD!

THE BEYOND arrives in a lavish 3-disc set with GLOW-IN-THE-DARK artwork housing two Blu-ray discs and a bonus CD of the classic Fabio Frizzi soundtrack, remastered from the original studio tapes. The release is packed with new bonus features – scroll down for complete details.

We are celebrating the long-awaited release of THE BEYOND with a special offer for Lucio Fulci fans: for one week only, Diabolik DVD customers who pre-order THE BEYOND can get our deluxe collector’s edition DVD of Lucio Fulci’s CAT IN THE BRAIN for a special reduced price!

Pre-order THE BEYOND Blu-ray from Diabolik DVD

Grindhouse Releasing is supporting the home video releases of THE BEYOND with theatrical screenings at select theaters in cities across the United States and Canada.

THE BEYOND shows this Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Boston! Visit our SCREENINGS page at GrindhouseReleasing.com for upcoming cities and dates.

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THE BEYOND 

The seven dreaded gateways to hell are concealed in seven cursed places… 

And on the day the gates of hell are opened, the dead will walk the earth!

From legendary Italian horror master Lucio Fulci comes the ultimate classic of supernatural terror. A cursed hotel, built over one of the seven gateways to hell, becomes a malevolent abyss that begins devouring both the bodies and the souls of all who enter in a graphic frenzy of gory crucifixions, brutal chain-whippings, eyeball impalements, sulphuric acid meltdowns, flesh-eating tarantulas, throat-shredding demon dogs and ravenous bloodthirsty zombies. THE BEYOND is a towering achievement in hair-raising, mind-bending cinematic terror!

SPECIAL FEATURES

– Spectacular hi-definition digital transfer of the original UNCENSORED director’s cut

– Breathtaking 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio surround sound re-mix by Academy Award winner Paul Ottoman

– Provocative commentary by stars Catriona MacColl and genre superstar David Warbeck

– Optional Italian language soundtrack and original mono mix

– New in-depth interviews with stars Catriona MacColl, Cinzia Monreale and Giovanni De Nava, U.S. production manager Larry Ray, make-up artists Giannetto DeRossi and Maurizio Trani, cinematographer Sergio Salvati, writer Dardano Sacchetti, producer Fabrizio De Angelis, composer Fabio Frizzi, original U.S. distributor Terry Levene, and Antonella Fulci

– Rare archival interviews with director Lucio Fulci and David Warbeck

– Lost German pre-credit sequence in FULL COLOR

– Liner notes by legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun and EuroHorror expert Martin Beine

– Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers

– BONUS CD – original soundtrack album by Fabio Frizzi newly remastered in stunning 96khz sound from the original studio master tapes

-AND OTHER SURPRISES!

“A towering masterpiece… one of the most compelling, audacious and hyper-gory zombie films of all times. THE BEYOND rocks pure and simple.” -Chas. Balun, GOREZONE

“Lucio Fulci’s masterpiece. The screen’s scariest zombie movie ever!”  -Tony Timpone, FANGORIA

“One of the most frightening films I have ever seen.” -Kim Henkel, screenwriter of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE

“Unrelenting excitement… a truly original haunted house thriller.”
-Tobe Hooper, director of POLTERGEIST

“A full-throttled supernatural splatter classic. A perfect 10!” – The Connoisseur’s Guide to the Contemporary Horror Film

“THE BEYOND does not disappoint.” -Roger Ebert

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Grindhouse Releasing Announces CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Blu-ray!

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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Grindhouse Releasing is proud to announce that Ruggero Deodato’s masterpiece CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST will arrive July 1, 2014 on Blu-ray in an all-new deluxe edition 3-disc release. The set includes two Blu-ray discs loaded with special features, and a newly remastered soundtrack CD of the original score by Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE).

Grindhouse Releasing’s CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Deluxe Edition Blu-ray is the ultimate home video presentation of this notorious classic named by Entertainment Weekly as “one of the most controversial films ever made”.

The 3-disc set can be pre-ordered now exclusively at Diabolik DVD:

http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Cult-Favorites/Cannibal-Holocaust-(Grindhouse-Releasing-3-Disc-Blu~Ray-[sl]-CD–All-Region-Combo).html

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Specs for the new CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST Blu-ray are as follows:

– New high definition digital restoration of the uncensored director’s cut

– Spectacular digital stereo re-mix and original mono mix

– Commentary tracks with director Ruggero Deodato and star Robert Kerman, stars Carl Yorke and Francesca Ciardi

– New in-depth interviews with Ruggero Deodato, Francesa Ciardi, assistant director Salvo Basile and cameraman Roberto Forges Davazati, as well as classic interviews with Robert Kerman, Carl Yorke and composer Riz Ortolani

– Liner notes by director Eli Roth (HOSTEL) and legendary horror journalist Chas. Balun (DEEP RED)

– Extensive still galleries and theatrical trailers from around the world

– BONUS CD – Amazing new remaster of the original CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST score by Grammy winner and Academy Award nominee Riz Ortolani (MONDO CANE)

AND MORE SURPRISES!

CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST is the latest in a series of comprehensive, acclaimed special edition Blu-ray and DVD releases from Grindhouse Releasing, including THE SWIMMER, starring Burt Lancaster, and based on the story by John Cheever; Sergio Sollima’s classic spaghetti western THE BIG GUNDOWN, starring Lee Van Cleef and Tomas Milian; the 1968 British horror film CORRUPTION, starring Peter Cushing and Sue Lloyd; and Amos Sefer’s mind-blowing 1972 cult film AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEl, starring Asher Tzarfati and Shmuel Wolf.

Founded by Sage Stallone and Academy Award-winning film editor Bob Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, OZ, Sam Raimi’s SPIDER MAN 1, 2 & 3 and DRAG ME TO HELL), Grindhouse Releasing is dedicated to preserving, restoring and releasing neglected classics of horror, cult and exploitation cinema.

Upcoming Blu-rays from Grindhouse Releasing include Lucio Fulci’s THE BEYOND, Duke Mitchell’s GONE WITH THE POPE, and S.F. Brownrigg’s SCUM OF THE EARTH.

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First Reviews: THE SWIMMER Blu-ray/DVD!

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Grindhouse Releasing’s new special edition Blu-ray/DVD of the 1968 Burt Lancaster classic THE SWIMMER is available now from stores and online retailers everywhere!

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Hailed as “brilliant!” (Ain’t It Cool News), “a sensational package that’s an early candidate for the year’s best” (Film Score Monthly) and ”a spectacular Blu-ray/DVD release” (DVD Savant), THE SWIMMER hit #1 on DVD Empire’s sales charts this week, outranking Scorsese’s WOLF OF WALL STREET. The new SWIMMER Blu-ray/DVD combo includes the debut of Oscar-winning film editor Chris Innis’ all-new 2 1/2 hour documentary THE STORY OF THE SWIMMER, praised as “miraculous” (Blu-ray.com) and “a fascinating Hollywood story.” (Mondo Digital)

“If you have a favorite cult film, you should only hope that it gets on Grindhouse Releasing’s radar, as they have done exceptionally well by The Swimmer. A fascinating film, it’s been matched by a tremendous presentation, both in terms of the audio/video quality and the depth and quantity of the bonus content, especially the hugely enlightening documentary,” says DVD Talk.

“FIVE STARS! Continues Grindhouse’s exemplary work in the BD realm, with a gorgeous filmic offering…THE SWIMMER looks fresh and inviting on this disc, preserving the moods and mystery of the original cinematography. Scoring (from the late Marvin Hamlisch) stands out as clean and rich with instrumentation, providing bold orchestral support to the picture without drowning out the on-screen action. As with the visual experience, everything here is freshly prepared, delivering what was originally designed without distortion. It’s bold work and a forgotten film that deserves a fresh audience, with this exemplary BD providing a perfect opportunity to discover its numerous treasures.” – Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

“‘The Story of ‘The Swimmer’ is a miraculous five-part documentary from Innis that dissects the feature in full, with specific attention to Lancaster’s star power and the BTS strife that almost prevented the movie from being released. Enthusiastic interviews are richly detailed with anecdotes and memories…the candor put forth here is outstanding, generating a riveting tale of a Hollywood tug of war…It’s an exhaustive documentary, but there’s never a dull moment.” – Brian Orndorf, Blu-ray.com

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Based on the famous story by John Cheever, THE SWIMMER stars Lancaster as Ned Merrill, a man who confronts his destiny by swimming home, pool by pool, through the suburban nightmare of upper-class East Coast society. The film was directed by Frank Perry from a script by Eleanor Perry.

Glenn Erickson of DVD Savant calls THE SWIMMER “a dynamite package that’s my favorite release so far in 2014. Unquestionably recommended!”

“THE SWIMMER is a knockout punch of a film and one of the great dramas of the 1960s…a terrific package!” says DVD Verdict.

Nathaniel Thompson of Mondo Digital writes, “The much-needed special edition by Grindhouse easily eclipses them all both in terms of technical presentation and supplements…in HD, it really looks fantastic. There hasn’t been any ridiculous digital manipulation, either; it still looks like film all the way. Audio options include a DTS-HD mono track (which sounds great) and, in a nice gesture, an isolated stereo presentation of the music score by Marvin Hamlisch (his film debut).”

The Story of The Swimmer documentary includes interviews with composer Marvin Hamlisch, Joanna Lancaster, Michael Hertzberg (first assistant director), Ted Zachary (second assistant director), actresses Janet Landgard, Marge Champion, and Joan Rivers, Bob Horn (UCLA swim coach), and  editor Sidney Katz.

The disc also includes a vintage audio recording of author John Cheever reading his short story “The Swimmer”, originally published in The New Yorker in 1964; extensive still galleries, storyboards, deleted scenes, artwork from around the world, the complete screenplay, a 12-page booklet with insightful essays by Innis and director Stuart Gordon (RE-ANIMATOR).

Praise for THE SWIMMER:

“Burt Lancaster is superb in his finest performance. Four stars.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Totally engrossing, thanks to its very strangeness, and to the superb performances and vivid location photography. Five stars.” – Geoff Andrew, Time Out New York

“Grim, disturbing and sometimes funny…the film has the shape of an open-ended hallucination.” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times

“A strange, stylized work, a brilliant and disturbing one “- Roger Ebert

More reviews of THE SWIMMER Blu-ray/DVD:

“Grindhouse Releasing gives THE SWIMMER a fantastic Blu-ray debut. The presentation is up to the high standards set by their past releases as are the supplements which prove to be both comprehensive and genuinely interesting. The story behind this one is just as interesting as the movie itself. A fantastic package through and through.” – Ian Jane, Rock! Shock! Pop!

“The new Grindhouse Releasing of THE SWIMMER looks marvelous…I love this film, which has elevated to a cult status in certain circles. STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.” – Flicker Alley

“The new high definition digital restoration created from 4K scans brings this movie back to its original gleaming glory. THE SWIMMER is a beautifully photographed film and you will get to see all the spectacular imagery with this special edition. The superbly produced Blu-ray/DVD package is jammed with extra features that will give new and old fans of the movie a very complete view of the production from start to finish. Recommended!” – Furious Cinema

“An emotionally draining experience. THE SWIMMER is a very effective, and sometimes surreal drama.  The freshly restored print alone would likely warrant a purchase from most fans of the film, but as to be expected with Grindhouse Releasing, there are a wealth of incredible bonus features that make this truly essential. The highlight of the package would have to be THE STORY OF THE SWIMMER, a brand-new 2 1/2 hour documentary by Oscar winner Chris Innis.” – Brain-Hammer.com

“A BIZARRE MASTERPIECE…This remarkable restoration of THE SWIMMER is not to be missed.” – Mack Blankenship, SSS Horror Reviews

“It isn’t every day that a movie such as The Swimmer is released to the screen, but thankfully Grindhouse Releasing has realized the glory of this film, and how its impact can continue to be felt, so many years after its original theatrical run. The Swimmer is simply one of the must-see home video releases of 2014.” – George Pacheco, 10K Bullets

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